Technology Addiction Quotes

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“The difference between technology and slavery is that slaves are fully aware that they are not free”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“People who smile while they are alone used to be called insane, until we invented smartphones and social media.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Dave Eggers
“Here though, there are no oppressors. No one's forcing you to do this. You willingly tie yourself to these leashes. And you willingly become utterly socially autistic. You no longer pick up on basic human communication clues. You're at a table with three humans, all of whom are looking at you and trying to talk to you, and you're staring at a screen! Searching for strangers in... Dubai!”
Dave Eggers, The Circle

Neil Postman
“It is not necessary to conceal anything from a public insensible to contradiction and narcotized by technological diversions.”
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Edgar Degas
“So that's the telephone? They ring, and you run.”
Edgar Degas

Nick Bilton
“So, your kids must love the iPad?” I asked Mr. [Steve] Jobs, trying to change the subject. The company’s first tablet was just hitting the shelves. “They haven’t used it,” he told me. “We limit how much technology our kids use at home.”
(Nytimes article, Sept. 10, 2014)”
Nick Bilton

Harlan Coben
“There are few times that I feel more at peace, more in tune, more Zen, if you will, than when I force myself to unplug.”
Harlan Coben, Six Years

Evan Sutter
“We all need a technological detox; we need to throw away our phones and computers instead of using them as our pseudo-defence system for anything that comes our way. We need to be bored and not have anything to use to shield the boredom away from us. We need to be lonely and see what it is we really feel when we are. If we continue to distract ourselves so we never have to face the realities in front of us, when the time comes and you are faced with something bigger than what your phone, food, or friends can fix, you will be in big trouble.”
Evan Sutter, Solitude: How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

“I believe the day Einstein feared the most is when people circulate pictures of dead bodies of relatives on WhatsApp and get Thumbs Down and Crying smileys as response.”
Ketan Waghmare

Abhijit Naskar
“We can live without technology, but not without people.”
Abhijit Naskar, Hurricane Humans: Give me accountability, I'll give you peace

“I have no faith in salvation thru technology. I think that technology will have no appreciable saving effect upon humanity. Today, humans are now only more technology-dependent - not more happy - not more wise - nor more enlightened than they were 6000 years ago”
Brien Pittman

Abhijit Naskar
“Pay attention to people, not to your phone.”
Abhijit Naskar

“Tech helped to create this economy, and tech is what keeps it stable by giving us the greatest bread and circuses of all time. Casino owners discovered in the late 1980s that people who gambled on screens became addicted three to four times faster than those who gambled at tables. The rest of America had learned that lesson by 1992, when a third of homes had Nintendo systems. Men without jobs have video games the way men without girlfriends have pornography, and growing numbers of men are finding the substitute good enough to be going on with, declining to pursue either permanent employment or marriage. The historian David Courtwright calls this “limbic capitalism,” the redirection of America’s productive energies into inducing and servicing addictions.”
Helen Andrews, Boomers: The Men and Women Who Promised Freedom and Delivered Disaster

Narendra Singh Dhami
“Technology should be part of life but life should not be part of technology.”
Narendra Singh Dhami

“Technology is like cavemen just discovered fire,

and don’t know how to deal with it.”
nebulaspage.com

Abhijit Naskar
“The very existence of social media is predicated on humankind's primitive drive of attention seeking. And when they successfully monetize your attention, they end up with billions of dollars and you end up with a screwed up mental state. And if we don't do anything about it now, the next generation will be a generation of mentally unstable glass creatures.”
Abhijit Naskar, Good Scientist: When Science and Service Combine

Abhijit Naskar
“I urge all responsible citizens across the world to demand the parliament of your country to ban the use of any social media platform that doesn't have a health hazard warning on their welcome screen stating "excessive use of this platform can cause severe mental health problems".”
Abhijit Naskar, Good Scientist: When Science and Service Combine

Aneesh Abraham
“The ease of life and convenience in the Internet era is indeed mesmerizing, keeping us bound, and pushing the larger questions out of the mind with its constant buzz. But it can be turned off with a toggle.”
Aneesh Abraham, Super Dense Crush Load: The Story of Man Redux

Abhijit Naskar
“A world full of technological advancements but without a single caring heart, is more dead than alive.”
Abhijit Naskar, No Foreigner Only Family

Debashis Chatterjee
“Technology does not create learning just as a hammer does not make a house. Technology simplifies or amplifies our learning capacity. A microscope enables us to see the micro world. A telescope helps us see the macro world. It is not the microscope or telescope that sees. The two instruments are just accessories for our eyes. It is we who see through our human capacity of visual perception. Too much obsession with technology is like trying to design a house with a hammer in hand.”
Debashis Chatterjee, Can You Teach A Zebra Some Algebra?

Jonathan Lee
“We are fascinated with technology, and every aspect of our lives has an impact. We are slaves to devices that were meant to improve our lives and prefer a fast fix to real-world interactions and experiences for instant knowledge and low-quality entertainment.We spend hours on social networks. Our inboxes are inundated. Our desktops are covered in litter. Our laptops burst at seams with more papers, images and downloads than we have been able to handle in life.Digital "things" fill your time with non-essential tasks and like your home's physical disorder, digital disorder causes feelings of distress, frustration and feeling overwhelmed.”
Jonathan Lee, Overthinking: Declutter Your Mind, Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety and Eliminate Negative Thinking

P.B. Flower
“Technology is degeneration of native intelligence and promotion of Artificial Intelligence. In short - Destruction!”
PB Flower, ALL KAAL NONE

Karl Kristian Flores
“Let us wish that the speed granted by our technologies saves us plenty of time for life ahead...Yet, where to is this destination of life that makes the observation of it so dreadful? The impatient people who rush for the new are like fools chasing a mirror, wondering whose face they’d find when they catch it. Nothing awaits us. Convenience will one day reveal that we have nowhere to go, except towards each other.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“Exaggeration is another way of saying you’re afraid someone won’t listen to the truth. But the truth’s enough, Laramie. We never know that because we never dare to speak it. Look at how we talk. Or text, in all caps. Thumbs stuck on CAPS lock because we’re scared they won’t get the idea. The media. Everyone begs to be interesting. And questioning what people have always questioned is suddenly an “existential crisis.” And we’re so numb to it. Laughing is called “dying.” Any brief moment of sadness is called “crying.” A great moment is called "iconic." We call our boyfriends and girlfriends our ‘kings’ and ‘queens.’ Who can measure up to that? All of these words, it’s impatient and rudimentary. We are desensitized, Laramie. As if it’s the internet’s information overload that causes us to dramatize our opinions.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“Does age constitute maturity or an accumulation of observations? If you look at your phone all day and you’re 40 and the 22-year-old for all their life has roamed life hands-free, who has lived longer? Why measure age when you can measure the development and streak of your consciousness?

How often are you in control? Not because you’re controlling a phone— because really you’re just receiving stimuli and algorithms control you. How often do you think? I miss the time where the high seats playing God in their big offices were scared of the person who thinks. But they’re not anymore. Because they already won. The threat died. No one thinks.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Abhijit Naskar
“Purpose driven technology will continue to flourish, whereas profit driven technology will either perish or destroy the world.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Abhijit Naskar
“Healthy and humane use of technology lies beyond the glory and gloom of innovation.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Abhijit Naskar
“It is okay to own a technology, what is not okay is to be owned by technology.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Abhijit Naskar
“Sonnet of Technology

Technology is not good or bad,
For it knows no ethics and principles.
The prime directive of all gadgets,
Is to obey algorithm without scruples.
The problem is not technology,
Nor is it the capitalist tendency.
The real disease is human recklessness,
Which is rampant in modern society.
Your phone is not ruining your peace,
You yourself are doing it all.
A society oblivious to moderation,
In time causes its own downfall.
Power is power only when used with caution,
If used wildly all power is poison.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

“Where new technologies suddenly make a behavior easier, new possibilities are born”
Ryan Hoover, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

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